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Large Cabin / Lodge on Quiet Lake

Sleeps30
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Enjoy staying in a true full log cabin with loft and large covered porch.

This 12-year-old lodge/cabin is a beautiful, full-log home that easily sleeps 20 in beds on three floors, with something for everyone. We've slept over 30 using the spacious downstairs, cots, and air mattresses

A 10-foot wide covered porch provides an additional 600 sq ft of summer living area providing a fantastic view of the lake and the beach, fire pit, tire swing, dock, and raft. Plenty of space to enjoy an Adirondack chair and watch the day slip away.

The beach is sandy, and we have a raft 150 feet from shore, where you can swim in clear water away from vegetation at the water’s edge.

Built in 2002, the lodge has two full fireplaces, including one with a breath-taking, 22-foot stone chimney on the main floor. The lodge has 3,600 sq.ft. on three floors. A main floor with kitchen, living area, one and a half baths, and two main floor bedrooms. The walkout basement has another large living area, full bath, bedroom, utility room (4th bedroom) and small garage / work area.

The loft has one queen and three double beds, and several twin beds perfect for the little ones to experience cabin life. But while it’s a loft, don’t worry about noise from the first floor –that fresh air will knock you out the moment your head hits the pillow.

A grand piano, card table, play area, view of the lake and a small balcony are also available in the loft.

Privacy and quiet are key at this lodge, which is tucked into the woods just four miles outside of Big Rapids, MI.

The all-sport lake is perfect for fishing, tubing, skiing, and swimming. And, with only ten houses dotted around the lake, the water will usually be all yours.

A pontoon boat with fishing motor, paddleboat, paddle boards, row boat, and kayak are all included in your rental fees. (Only between Memorial Day and Labor Day)

We have an active Facebook page with lots more inside and outside photos of the place. Search Facebook for "Loon Lake Lodge Vacations". Be sure to look at the Photo Albums.

Standard check-in times are 4:00 p.m. on the day of the arrival with check-out at 11:00 a.m. on the day of your departure.

More Details

Owner
Paul Hillman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Paul Hillman

We live 55 miles from the lodge. We built it because we enjoy entertaining large groups, and have frequently had church groups or friends up for weekends. We’ve had as many as 42 people overnight, with 20 adults on beds and 22 children on air mattresses or in sleeping bags on the floor. We also have room outdoors for people who prefer to pitch small tents.

Paul Hillman purchased this lodge in 2002

Why Paul Hillman chose Big Rapids

If you are looking for a real log home with a calming, rustic feel, this is the place! You can actually feel the tension melt away the moment you set foot on the 10-foot wide wraparound porch, and plop down in an Adirondack chair overlooking the lake, or in the porch swing. The lodge is perfect for company and church retreats, family reunions, etc. Some friends even think it would be a great place to hold a small wedding. Big Rapids isn’t actually “big” – and that’s part of the charm, too. But it’s big enough – near Ferris State University and small-town shopping.

What makes this lodge unique

Our private dock and pontoon boat facilitate your fishermen's yen to get out on the water. The deep porch lets you get outdoors and remain comfortable, even when it’s raining. We have ping-pong and foosball tables in the walkout basement and a great hockey game for teens and kids of all ages. The fire ring down near the lake is a perfect gathering place for your throng to enjoy some special time together (with marshmallows!) at night, and benches easily seat 16-20 people. Firewood is provided as part of your rental.

Amenities

Big Rapids Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Floor - toilet , Sink and vanity. Large enough to change swimsuits etc.
    Basement - toilet , shower , Quite large, sink, vanity, two doors, one to garage.
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two sinks, one outside w/ mirror, one inside
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower , Outside shower faucet only
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Great view of the lake
    Kids Room - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Double bed on bottom, single bed on top
    Basement Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Lots of privacy in lower level, great view of lake and woods
    Basement Sleeping - 3 sleep sofa /futon , A double & single futon in the basement area
    Single Sleep Room - 1 twin/ single , Not a 'normal' bedroom, just a single bed in furnace room
    Loft - 1 queen , 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Open loft looks down over living area
    Basement Carpeted Floor - 10 self inflating mattresses on site for use
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
This is a private lodge away from it all. Perfect for a family retreat or reunion. No neighbors within site of the cabin. An 80 acre all-sports lake is good for fishing, tubing, swimming, and relaxing.

Reviews

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Large Cabin / Lodge on Quiet Lake
average rating of 4.928571 based on 42 reviews
5

Laughter, Love and the Loon Lake Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Loon Lake Lodge is perfect. Our family had space, beauty and all the needs met to make our stay wonderful. We could not have asked for anything more in our week of vacation. We have united for 28 years as a family and this was by far the easiest, most comfortable and without a doubt, most family centered place we have visited.

Thank you for allowing us to borrow your beautiful lodge.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure to host a group like Mary's. We might have had some "extra curricular" activities (an invited squirrel as a guest) but Mary and her group "rolled with the punches!" Knowing that Loon Lake Lodge brought a family together for a week is one of the reasons we enjoy sharing our place. We hope that Mary, and other groups like Mary's will consider use LLL as their family retreat center!
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5

Wonderful property, great location, perfect host

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful in every way possible.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harbert, Michigan
5

Very family oriented, like going to your favorite grandma's house.

  • 5 of 5

This has become an annual family retreat for our entire family that each of us look forward to for the entire year.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family is the BEST! I seriously believe they take better care of the place than we do ourselves! Rich is the best renter an owner could ask for. Their family loves the place and we love to have it available for them.
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5

Lovely as usual!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay. Easy to use amenities and friendly owners. I use them for business gatherings and personal weekends. The best!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at Loon Lake Lodge. It was great again and I look forward to coming back again soon!!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to celebrate FSU graduation

  • 5 of 5

We are from the mid-west and were planning a gathering to celebrate our daughter's graduation from Ferris State. LLL had the space we needed to sleep 6 adults and 3 grandchildren, with plenty of space to explore outside, do some birdwatching and enjoy s'mores at the fire pit. We were able to have a celebratory lunch with other family and friends with plenty of dishes and cooking supplies. I'd highly recommend Loon Lake Lodge if you are looking for that special place. Thank you, Paul and Carol!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pamela was a great renter. We are so happy our place could help their family celebrate a great event.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Grand Rapids Gerald Ford
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Big Rapids
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Katke Golf Course @ FSU
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 131
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Blue Cow
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Cadillac
Nearest Beach
On location
Car: recommended

This is a private lodge away from it all, perfect for a family retreat or reunion, with no neighbors within sight of the cabin. Your view is of an 80-acre, all-sports lake that’s great for fishing, tubing, swimming, and a small beach for relaxing.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $500

The Pontoon boat with motor and all other watercraft are included between Memorial Day and Labor Day only. The pontoon boat is offered as "best effort", that is, we can cannot guarantee it is operational all the time, every day as motorized items do fail occasionally. There is no discount in the rent if problems with the boat developed. The Renter Responsibility Agreement and Loon Lake Lodge Laws are provided to you and will be used to govern your stay with us. Payment of the rent and deposit indicate your acceptance of these documents, whether you sign and read them or not.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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